International Soccer Preview
by Soccerphiles Canada
International Soccer Preview by Soccerphiles Canada previews upcoming tournaments and qualifications in international soccer. We pride ourselves in providing greater depth if information than other podcasts cover, touching even on the minor teams and tournaments where few are knowledgeable.
For example, each of our nine series, along with the standard overview of the team and discussion of their recent form, features a deep dive into the team's history of tournament being previewed. While our target audience is those that want that level of detail, we realize that not everyone does so have recently began producing edited versions of each series for n audience that prefers a shorter overview.
We began podcasting in 2021 by previewing that year's Euro Cup (called Euro 2020) and we previewed all other tournaments that summer: Copa America 2021 and Gold Cup 2021.
We then expanded our coverage to the final round of World Cup qualifying for CONCACAF and Asia (AFC). We did out first players series for CONCACAF qualifying and our second for 24 African teams in the 2021 African Cup. We then covered almot all African teams, even the minor ones, through our preview of 2023 African Cup qualifying.
That was our ninth series of podcasts and it completed our first year.
Our next envdeavor, for which production is already well underway, is the world cup. We will have a series of 8 podcasts covering each of the groups and featuring a deep dive into each team's hsitory in the finals of the world cup. More ambitiously, the second series will feature a player podcast for each of the 32 teams. In November 2022, we plan a series updating these podcasts as the cup approaches.
The podcast is not for the feint of heart. Podcasts are often two hours long because of the depth we go into. It is what we would want as serious soccer fans who are already familiar with the more superficial overviews that many other podcasts provide. IT is this mneed and these fans we are trying to address.
However, we do have the shorter and more superficial edited verisons for the wider audience as our other goal is to familiarize soccer fans with the teams and players and thereby brings greater enjoyment to the following the tournaments.